Two Hernando residents are accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in front of a child.
A search warrant was executed at a home on the 3900 block of Withlacoochee Trail Wednesday morning.
Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue Hazardous Materials Team responded to assist with the investigation due to potentially hazardous materials.
During the search, detectives discovered several items used to manufacture methamphetamine. Deputies said a secondary structure on the property was used to cook meth via the "one pot" method.
Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue Hazardous Materials Team responded to assist with the investigation due to potentially hazardous materials. (Citrus County Sheriff's Office)
A small child was present during the manufacturing process, deputies said. DCF was immediately notified and responded.
During the search, cooked methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, manufacturing vessels, other manufacturing paraphernalia, and a large amount of meth liquid was collected.
The amount of methamphetamine seized was more than 200 grams. Due to the amount of meth collected, Jacob Hogan, 29, and Kelly Wright, 26, were charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, which, if convicted, would carry a 15 year minimum mandatory sentence in prison.
They're also charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of a child, possession of listed chemical, and possession of paraphernalia.